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New Abortion Act to Deny Insurance for Abortions

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New Abortion Act to Deny Insurance for Abortions
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In recent months the grand old party has lobbied hard to get more and more laws and acts passed to regulate the number of abortions across the country. Though it may seem as though abortions in the case of things like rape, incest, and life endangerment may be acceptable in some cases, the Republican party has been working on a series of bills that would prohibit abortion under any circumstances.

Though the likelihood of a total ban on abortion across the board is still quite slim, the Republican party has been gaining speed with bills and laws passing that will make it illegal for insurance companies to pay for these procedures. It is the belief of the GOP that by making it impossible for insurance companies to pay for these procedures, less women will be able to go through with them. In most cases, the Republican party is not seeking to outlaw abortions entirely with this new bill, but rather to limit the number or make them the financial burden of the individual rather than the insurance company.

In many cases, women that have abortions depend heavily on insurance to help foot the financial burden of a pricey procedure like an abortion. Abortions can be a true strain on anyone that either elects to have the procedure done or needs it done for personal or medical reasons. Aside from the emotional toll that this type of procedure can take on women, it can also leave a large hole in their finances. By eliminating insurance covered abortions except for cases where it is medically or legally necessary, the Republican party hopes to lower the number of overall abortions.

For some states, there are publicly funded programs that are run through government issued insurance like Medicaid that help to pay for abortions in lower income individuals. So far, there have not been any solid laws that have been instated but the Republican party is working toward eliminating insurance covered abortions. There is plenty of time yet for these bills to be changed, passed, rejected, or simply overturned and only time will tell if the bill will pass or be rejected wholly.

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  • Merritt

    The Republicans want to bring back abortions in alleys and back rooms with clothes hangers.

    • amused by it all

      you realize your talking about baby killing here right?

      • dcordell

        You realize you are talking about making women forced-birth slaves, aren’t you?

        • E Rice

          Well doorbell or what-ever, the physical damage abortion and especially botched abortions cause to the women who are not always under the healthiest clinical care are numerous.

    • Michael Sullivan

      You’re so nieve. The co-founder of the NARAL admitted that when they started the movement behind Roe vs. Wade, they purposefully lied about the actual number of deaths caused by illegal abortions to make the alternative seem morally aprehensible.The CDC actually recorded that only 39 deaths occured due to illegally performed abortions. I hope you feel justified in the fact that 1 million babies are killed every year, so that 39 more women dont have to live with their poor choices.

      To me, that whole argument is mute. It’s like a child who hurts themselves, climbing onto the counter to get the candy their parents told them they cant have and blames it on their parents. It’s like saying, “if you just let me do whatever I wanted to do, I wouldnt have hurt myself”. To all who support abortions for this reason, next time this happens to your child, I fully expect you to appoligize to them and just give them the candy. Because we wouldnt want them to get hurt doing something they shouldnt have.

      • Mary Richert

        Naive……Moot, not mute….Don’t, not dont…appologize, can’t, not cant, shouldn’t, not shouldnt…….get your GED….

  • amused by it all

    no we don’t. who told you that? baby killing is the law of the land. you can do it all you want and be happy about it. We don’t want to have to pay for YOUR abortion because WE think it’s murder. okay? it’s as simple as that. you want to kill your own unborn baby as a form of birth control with the approval of the democrats and call it women’s health go ahead. actually, a few abortions are actually performed for health issues so lets just call it all women’s health. but lets be real. the millions of dead babies every year are not because of health risks to the mothers. you wanna look yourself in the mirror after you killed your own baby and call it women’s health go ahead. please just stop trying to make other people pay for it who thinks its morally reprehensible. would I force you to pay for something you think is an atrocity against humanity? I don’t think so. that would be so horribly wrong. but you dems think we should pay your way as usual. PS I am agnostic so don’t even try the religion bashing junk you people are always trying to pull…

  • kanawah

    If it is not your body, it is none of your business.

    Abortion should be covered the same as any other medical procedure.
    End of discussion.

    • Ranger Dan Parsons

      You’re ending a life where the “Loser” doesn’t get a vote in the matter. So it really isn’t your body either now is it.

      • E Rice

        The “Damage” that Abortion does to the would be Mother is never stated by the Pro-Abortionists. My wife was a post-abortion councilor for some years and has seen what happens both physically and mentally to women after they’ve had an abortion.

    • GodProtectAmerica

      The female body is designed to temporarily house a baby, which is a completely a different person than the mother. The mother has no “Rights” in the matter. End of discussion.

      • Benjamin Mulroney

        fortunately, the law (as well as people who care about women) disagrees with you.

      • dcordell

        Wow. Just plain wow.

        Under you theory, the next time your kidney is a match for someone who needs one, the federal government will come knocking at your door to give it to someone else.

        After all, your principal is that a person’s body may be USED BY ANOTHER if it saves the other’s life.

    • Michael Sullivan

      I agree that a persons body is a persons choice. However, it’s not your body we’re talking about here. Its a babies body. Therefore it’s not your choice. I agree on an end of discussion, when it comes to this logic. However, people like you are self serving and what you are really trying to say is that you should be able to do whatever you want to do without sounding like a self serving, selfish and self centered murderer.

      • Mary Richert

        It’s…….baby’s……..it’s possessive, not plural….get your GED

  • Ranger Dan Parsons

    Regardless of your stance on abortion there are a couple of issues with it that cannot be denied. Part of the reason our economy is stagnated and not moving forward is that we have aborted over 50 million Americans that would be buying cars, clothing, lawnmowers, etc. etc. but don’t because they were aborted and do not exist. And second, most of those that were aborted would now be in the workforce and helping pay for baby boomer social security. But we decimated the generation that would have supported the boomers. That’s why social security is coming up short. Deny these facts all you want, but they are strictly common sense.

    • Saint Cayetano

      Cherry-picking or deliberately overlooking facts like schooling (Where will all these kids go for school if states can’t afford to maintain what we have now?) or dwindling resources (Water is becoming scare in many communities especially where fracking is allowed to pollute usable water.) and healthcare for all these kids, maternity leave for working mothers, hospital costs and so much more you’re overlooking for the sake of pro-birth, not pro-life. Common sense would be expanding on birth control so abortion would drop not banning it.

      • dcordell

        The reich wing loves to ignore reality.

      • E Rice

        You said “birth control” and I agree. The uneducated or unwilling to be educated have, at taxpayers expense, gone overboard with use of abortion as their “Choice” for birth control.

    • Sally

      Well said. You are absolutely correct on that.

    • Merritt

      That would be 50 million more Americans out of work and on welfare because American companies have sent their work overseas.

    • Benjamin Mulroney

      if this were the case (the loss of potential customers due to abortoin) you could blame abstinence just as much.

  • Benjamin Mulroney

    yet another case to the the republican party making itself small enough to dictate the private lives of the american people.

    • Michael Sullivan

      …and you are yet another case of the democratic party making itself big enough to not care about the little guys (i.e. babies).

      • Benjamin Mulroney

        i’m not a democrat, genius. even if an embryo or fetus had feelings or care about its possible future (they do not) a free woman would have choice over whether or not she goes through with a pregnancy. an abortion terminates the existence of a thinking feeling being just as much as abstinence does.

        • E Rice

          Please use English to tell me what you tried to say. Your comment was not well thought out enough for you to put forth a cohesive thought.

  • Jeff

    I had a friend who told the story of, while working in a nursery ward, how a mother gave birth to a baby without a skull cap. They told the mother the baby died during childbirth. They were not allowed to abort the child’s birth, so I can let you guess what the 19 hours of that child’s life were like. I think of that story every time someone brings up a talk about making abortion illegal.

    People need to stop getting in the way of a doctor’s right to perform needed medical procedures.

  • Just Passing Through

    Two counts of murder if a woman is murdered that’s pregnant???? make sense???But its ok if its done in a clinic??

    can you imagine the guilt of this action?(abortion) not only by the woman, potential father & the people performing the action.

  • Mary Richert

    Reminder:
    Not all Republicans are right-wing religious uts. All right-wing religious nuts are Republicans

  • P- Francesco Villella

    It’s real simple – I will not donate to a murder pool. If you can be a conscientious objector and not be forced to serve in war. I can object to being forced to serve in the war on the innocents. Stop paying for any program that funds abortion and the system goes down like a lead balloon. My honor for God and his command “Thou shalt not kill” is far more important then trusting the government with my physical health.